Textile Factory - Little River Factory or Manufacturing Company
Builder: Early 1841
Built: 10 miles from Fayetteville, NC, on the Little River
Owners: Fayetteville merchant Duncan Murchison
Specifications: Machinery made by the Mattewan Works of New York. The
building was two-stories high, 87-feet long by 42-feet wide, with an attic.
Notes: Construction on factory started in 1839. The factory opened in
1841 with about 1,000 to 1,100 spindles, employed 40 to 50 people and consumed
about 600 cotton bales per year. The building was designed to handle as
many as 2,500 spindles. Capital investment was estimated at $25,000.
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